Looking back at Canada Reads’ Atlantic connection

As the final five books going head-to-head in Canada Reads 2016 are announced today, we're taking a look back at some of the Atlantic Canadian authors who have been featured in the past.

As the final five books start going head-to-head in Canada Reads 2016 , we’re taking a look back at some of the Atlantic Canadian authors who have been featured in the past.


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Canada Reads Atlantic Books

In alphabetical order, by title:

And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier

Annabel by Kathleen Winter

The Birth House by Ami McKay

*The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston

Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

*February by Lisa Moore

Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards

*Rockbound by Frank Parker Day

Whylah Falls by George Elliott Clarke

A *  indicates that the title was the winning book the year it was featured. More info on each title and online ordering available at the links.

Check out this year’s books here.

Which ones have you read? Or are planning to read?

Written By

Lauren d'Entremont is the managing editor of Atlantic Books Today. Originally from Amherst, NS, she currently lives, writes, and edits in Halifax.

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